William Jackson signing with Washington

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The Washington Football Team is signing free agent cornerback William Jackson III.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Jackson has agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with $26 million guaranteed.

Washington lost cornerback Ronald Darby to Denver for three years and $30 million, so the team needed a starter opposite Kendall Fuller. Darby started all 16 games last season.

Jackson, 28, spent five seasons with the Bengals after they made him the 24th overall choice. He did not play his rookie season after tearing a pectoral muscle in training camp.

He missed only five of a possible 64 games the past four seasons.

Jackson leaves Cincinnati with 150 tackles, a sack, three interceptions and 41 pass breakups.

7 responses to “William Jackson signing with Washington

  1. Washington signed the best free agent quarterback and now the best corner. WFT ain’t fooling around.

  2. Good player, curious why the Bengals signed 2 corners to contracts while letting Will walk. As for Will I understand wanting to leave the Bengals but Washington?

  3. Wait…WFT just paid $14M AAV for a CB who has never even made a Pro Bowl? Is Vinny back in the building?

  4. He’s been solid but I don’t think he’s 14 million solid. I felt he was worth closer to 10 million

  5. Gonna need all the top tier defenders they can get with Fitzpatrick throwing picks at a rate that would make Kirk Cousins proud.

  6. Reno Hightower says:
    March 16, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Good player, curious why the Bengals signed 2 corners to contracts while letting Will walk. As for Will I understand wanting to leave the Bengals but Washington?

    Because they got both for the price of WJIII.

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